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Submit your work to the IS in Healthcare track at ICIS 2019, Munich, Germany

I am happy to invite you to submit your paper to the IS in healthcare track of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2019 Conference. The conference will be held in Munich, Germany, December 15-18, 2019.

IS in Healthcare Track Description

Health information systems (HIS) have attracted significant attention from researchers worldwide over the last decade. HIS promise better, cost-efficient and patient-centric healthcare through widespread sharing of authorized data and promoting proactive involvement by patients to sustain their own well-being. There is some early evidence that HIS, in isolation and in combination, impact care provision and administrative processes, enhance care quality, reduce healthcare costs and facilitate information sharing across organizational boundaries. However, researchers have not found consistent results and the context of examination is still central in understanding research findings. Additionally, national and regional governments worldwide have introduced several initiatives around technology use, data integration, privacy, payment models and access to care, and the commercial sector has launched several innovations in the consumer sector, which make it easier to track and consolidate individual-level data. Increasing standardization in the healthcare industry and the widespread use of HIS among health care providers, payers and consumers have enabled the creation of large datasets, which lend themselves well to predictive modeling.

This track provides a forum for presenting and discussing original research highlighting the opportunities and challenges related to the role of IT in delivering 21st century healthcare. We invite empirical, analytical, conceptual and design orientated submissions that leverage the multiple perspectives of information systems in the healthcare sector.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following aspects of health information systems:

• Adoption, diffusion and assimilation of health information systems
• Organizational, operational, clinical and financial implications of HIS use
• Personalized medicine
• Healthcare Analytics
• Wearable devices and their impacts on lifestyle, diets and exercise habits
• Mobile health applications and their impacts
• Telehealth applications and their impacts
• Clinical, administrative and operational workflow changes associated with HIS
• User-Generated Content and its impact on healthcare practices and providers
• HIS implementation challenges and strategies
• Technology-enabled care coordination
• New payment methods and new ways of care delivery (e.g., ACO)
• HIS and health policy
• Safety, security and privacy of health information
• Design of health information technologies
• The impact of HIS on care providers, patients and payers
• Governance of HIS
• Patient-centered healthcare management
• Electronic data sharing and transfer using health information exchanges
• Public health informatics
• Clinical, public health and genomic data integration
• Big data, artificial intelligence and healthcare

Associate Editors

• Aaron Baird, Georgia State University, USA
• Eric Monteiro, Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway
• Indranil Bardhan, University of Texas at Austin, USA
• Jeong-ha (Cath) Oh, Georgia State University, USA
• Jie Mein Goh, Simon Frasier University, Canada
• Joan Rodón Mòdol, ESADE, Barcelona, Spain
• Marco Spruit, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
• Marie-Claude Trudel, HEC Montreal, Canada
• Mirou Jaana, University of Ottawa, Canada
• Niam Yaraghi, University of Connecticut, USA
• Ravi Aron, Johns Hopkins University, USA
• Tobias Mettler, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
• Yu Tong, Zhejiang University, China
• Yu-Kai Lin, Georgia State University, USA
• Youyou Tao, Loyola Marymount Univ, Los Angeles, USA
• Margunn Aanestad, University of Oslo, Norway
• Devinder Thapa, University of Agder, Norway
• Liwei Chen, University of Cincinnati, USA
• Nirup Menon, George Mason University, USA
• Ashish Gupta, Auburn University, USA
• Wencui Han, University of Illinois, USA
• Tobias Kowatsch, University of St.Gallen, Switzerland
• Lina Bouyad, Florida International University, USA
• Doug Vogel, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
• Rajiv Kohli, College of William & Mary, USA
• Lauri Wessel, Universität Bremen, Germany
• Ursula Hübner, University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, Germany
• Tsipi Heart, Ono Academic College, Israel
• Ton Spil, University of Twente, Netherlands
• Wenli Zhang, Iowa State University, USA
• Tianshi Wu, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
• Yi-Jen (Ian) Ho, Penn State University, USA
• Xiaofei Zhang, Nankai University, China

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: May 1, 2019
Acceptance Decisions: July 31, 2019
Doctoral Consortium: Dec 13-15, 2019
Pre-conference workshops: Dec 14-15, 2019
Main Conference: Dec 15-18, 2019

Prof. Dr. Tobias Kowatsch

Assistant Professor for Digital Health at the University of St.Gallen
Scientific Director of the Center for Digital Health Interventions at ETH Zurich & University of St.Gallen
Associate Editor, IS in Healthcare track, ICIS 2019